Volume 5, Issue 24




Compassion, Guard Your Heart


Proverbs 4:23

Discussion Starter:

“Ladies and gentleman, Fear the Rabbi!”

These aren’t exactly the words you’d expect to hear during the introductions of a mixed martial arts fight. But Rabbi Yossi Eilfort wanted to show his congregation that physical fitness is important.

The physical preparation for the fight was important. But pay careful attention to the rabbi’s words as he prepared his heart for the fight.

Proverbs 4:23 says, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” How are you guarding your heart?

3 Questions:

1. Would you rather fight a rabbi or a kindergarten teacher?
2. The rabbi said he was careful not to hurt his opponent, is there a way to fight with compassion?
3. Name 3 things worth fighting for.

Chew on this:

How do you decide is your fight is from God?

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